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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Calendar & Events

Educating the public about conservation and outdoor recreation is a key component of Polk County Conservation's mission. See what fun public program or event is taking place at Jester Park! 

Fall Makers Market

The Jester Park Nature Center’s Locally Grown, Raised, & Created Fall Makers Market is a handcrafted marketplace where you can support local merchants in a beautiful park setting.

Glow Wild

Glow Wild is an annual event held at Jester Park since 2016 to benefit local conservation and outdoor recreation efforts. Glow Wild is the premiere family-friendly Labor Day weekend event in the Des Moines area!